John A.W. Stephens in Gremlin Theatre's production of Taking Shakespeare. Photo by Alyssa Kristine Photography. John Murrell’s play Taking Shakespeare is a story about a burnt-out professor and a young man at a transformative time in his life. Gremlin Theatre’s Artistic Director Peter Christian Hansen directs this show with a small but
The recipients of the Playwrights' Center's 2018-2019 fellowship and mentorship awards. Clockwise from upper left: Haygen-Brice Walker, Philana Imade Omorotionmwan, Marvin Gonzalez, Casey Llewellyn, Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, and Antonio Duke. The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis announced yesterday the recipients of its 2018-2019 fellowships. The PWC will host three new Jerome Fellows – Sofya Levitsky-Weitz, Casey
Light and composition are exquisitely used throughout the visually lush Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, now playing on Broadway. Photo by Manuel Harlan. What's the hardest show to get tickets to on Broadway right now? Not The Book of Mormon and not Hamilton. That honor belongs to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,
A scene from Jules Massenet and Anatole France's classic opera Thaïs, opening tomorrow at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN. Photo by Cory Weaver. Thaïs opens tomorrow at Minnesota Opera. The opera features some of the most beautiful music ever written, notably the famous Meditation (see below)
The Stockmann brothers Peter (Ricardo Chavira) and Tom (Billy Carter) in the Guthrie Theater's production of An Enemy of the People. Photo by Dan Norman. It says something about Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)'s place in the theatrical canon that his works are now being freely reinterpreted, reconceived, and given sequels.
A promotional image for Five Fifths of The Matrix. On Monday, May 7, the Minnesota Fringe Festival rings in its approaching silver anniversary with the latest installment of its annual Five Fifths fundraiser. Each year, the festival selects a new movie to parody and riff on; this year, executive director Dawn Bentley
Soprano Jessica Faselt (right) during the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at Bethel University in March. Photo courtesy of the Met National Council Upper Midwest Region. The votes are in for the final round of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. The five winners, chosen based on their performances in the